Black Friday Camera Deals
Black Friday Camera Deals 2012
Discover the best Black Friday Camera Deals here
Update: November 22, 2012
Black Friday Camera deals for 2012 are now live online – Here are the top retailers for camera deals for this year Black Friday sale.
1. Amazon.com – Amazon have started their online Black Friday sale – So far they the best discounts and variety than any other retailer for this year Black Friday – Click here to see Amazon Black Friday Camera deals
2. Bestbuy.com – Best Buy is on of the top retailer of consumers electronics and every Black Friday they are always offering amazing discounts. Click here to see Best Buy Black Friday camera deals for 2012.
Older Updates: Black Friday is almost here and we will be listing the best camera deals soon. Check back soon for updates and the actual deals – make sure to subscribe to our exclsuive Black Friday email alert.
General Information and Tips for Black Friday 2012 Camera Deals
We are back again with the most frequent updates and deals during the Black Friday madness. We strongly believe that this year’s camera deals will be better than ever. We will be listing the best deals from a variety of retailers, we will also be including in-store sales as well as online sales. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive all updates, sales and deals.
The statistics show that camera sales are at is all time low due to consumers already owning cameras. With the decline of cameras over the past few years, retailers will be going all out with deeper discounts to persuade consumers to start buying cameras again.
Brief Info on last year’s camera deals during Black Friday
The best deal appears to be the Nikon Coolpix S8100 12-megapixel, 10X optical zoom digital camera on sale for $150. Another was the Nikon Coolpix P500 with 12-megapixels and 36x zoom priced at $350; a Canon PowerShot SX150 with 14-megapixels and 12x zoom will go for $150, and a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570 with 16-megapixels and 5x zoom is going for $100. Here are some information about a few of those camera deals as while as other cameras that was on sale.
Canon EOS Rebel T3i was another camera deal that was being advertise on Black Friday. Best Buy had the best price on the T3i, at a low price of $799 and includes two lenses (18-55mm and 55-250mm) with an 8GB SD card, 55mm UV filter, and a bag. Amazon had the T3i selling for as low as $764 with just the 18-55mm lens.
Another was the Sony Nex-5, although there were newer models such as the Sony NEX-7 and NEX-5N) – the NEX-5 is still a great choice among interchangeable lens compact (ILC) cameras. Best Buy was offering the NEX-5 with an 18-55mm kit lens for $499.99– $150 less than what it was being advertise for online. Amazon had the same Nex-5 camera on sale with an additional 16mm wide-angle lens as well as an 8GB SD card and a bag for $629.99, which is still less than the pre-sale price of the single-lens kit (sans SD card and bag).
Canon PowerShot SX230 was another great camera deal during Black Friday. This camera had many good reviews and it was recommended as one of the best all-purpose point and shoot cameras. Although bulkier than most point and shoot camera but it was still able to fit in your pocket. Staples had the biggest savings on the SX230, with a Black Friday price of $249.99, more than $20 less than you can get it at Best Buy and Amazon. If were a BJ’s Wholesale club member, you could have snatch the SX230 at $249.99 and get a bonus 8GB SD card gratis (non-members had to pay a surcharge to buy at BJs.com).
Best Buy had many camera deals, another was the Nikon Coolpix S8100. Although a older model but still is a good camera and one of the best bang for your buck during the last year’s Black Friday sale. Best Buy was selling the Nikon Coolpix at $149.99, which was extremely low, $95 less than the lowest price on Amazon. Best Buy was selling the S8100 as a bundled with a battery, 8GB SD card, and case for $179.96.
The last camera deal that I will be talking about is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W570. The camera was being advertise at 99.99 as in-store deal from Best Buy. It was one of my recommended ultra compact shooter for those who were on a tighter budget. The Sony Cyber Shot was so simple to operate and navigate – super slim, and it’s was selling for under $180 since it was first released in February of 2011. Of course there were other camera deals from the Black Friday sale from 2011 such as the Canon PowerShot Elph 300 HS, Fujifilm Finepix S4000 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8.
How will Black Friday 2012 Camera Deals be like?
Well, my predictions is Best Buy will have the best variety and sales for in-store deals for cameras during Black Friday. Amazon will have the best online deals during Black Friday, following Amazon will be Tiger Direct. As far as prices, you will see many cameras mark down by more than 20% during the huge sale. I even predict that you will even see a few cameras with the 50% off tags.
Tips before purchasing a Camera on Black Friday?
I see many consumers buying cameras that is beyond what they will need it for or use it for. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you go shopping, especially on Black Friday ( Don’t get suck into the black Friday frenzy because you see items with sale price tags):
- Why and what do you need the camera for?
- What type of photography will you be doing or trying to to achieve?
- What conditions will you be mostly be using the camera in? (indoors, outdoors, low light, bright light)
- Will you mostly stay in auto mode or are you trying to master the art of photography?
- What type of experience do you have with cameras?
- What type of features are you looking for and/or features you need? zoom, image stabilization, display, etc)
- How important is size and portability to you?
- Most importantly, Your budget – What is the most you are willing to spend?
Always ask yourself these questions before buying a camera on Black Friday. Although retailers will be pushing deep discounts on cameras during this sale, keep sane and just keep in mind the questions above before purchasing. You will see that you will be much better off and you can apply this method with all items during Black Friday. Black Friday Camera Deals 2012 will be huge this year, so it will be the perfect time to purchase a camera or to upgrade.